August 26, 2013

Northeastern’s Head Women’s Softball Coach  Kristine Campo spent her summer recruiting a solid set of players to Sterling and she’s looking forward to a good season. So forward, in fact, that she’s willing to put her players up against anyone who wants to bring their best “fun” game to the field.  She has put together what she hopes will become an annual tournament and fundraiser for the program.

The 1st Annual Beat the Plainswomen co-rec slow pitch softball tournament is scheduled for September 7 and 8th at the Sterling city fields. Registrations are being accepted now. If you have a team that can squeeze past the college players, members of your team will get a shirt that proclaims “We Beat the Plainswomen!” and you’ll certainly have some bragging rights. But, Campo doesn’t think you can do it.

Cost to enter the tournament is $225 per team and you get a four game guarantee. There are some details you’ll want to consider. Games will run 55 minutes with volunteer umpires, afterall, this is a fun and games fundraiser. Each team will need to have an  equal number of men and women or must have more women than men. You can have a maximum of 15 players on your team.  Each batter up will start with a 2-1 count. Only three homes runs will be allowed per team per game.

Money raised at this two day battle of the balls will be used by the NJC softball program to help pay for gear and travel expenses. Donations beyond the entry fee will be really appreciated as well. To get the entry form, contact Campo at (970) 522-6618 or (702) 354-8582 or email  The deadline is this Saturday, August 31st.